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Become a member
.Nxt can help save you and your company thousands of hours of labor and tens of thousands of dollars.
We are the only organization that covers all the main organizations in the Internet policy and governance field. .Nxt membership is the perfect solution to stay ahead of developments.
Here are five reasons to become a member today.
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>> Expert insight
The most comprehensive information on Internet policy and governance available
With a specific market focus, .Nxt offers the most comprehensive and incisive information and commentary on Internet policy and governance available anywhere. We cover the latest events and news from a range of organizations, and our internationally respected team of writers and commentators provide background, context and analysis.
Among the exclusive material provided by .Nxt, you will find:
- Reports of international conferences and meetings, including closed meetings
- Structured and easy-to-understand guides and summaries of ongoing work
- Databases of carefully compiled information e.g. domain stats, gTLD applications
- Event listings with additional information
- Interviews with many of the leading names in the Internet policy and governance fields
What's more we can personalize the information you are presented with. Select which subjects, themes and/or organizations you are most interested in and .Nxt will provide you with a personal entry point, bringing you the information most important to you faster and more simply.
>> Searchable archive
Locate papers, speeches, testimonies, public comments, conference and meeting reports and much more in seconds.
Information on the Internet's developments is spread all over the Internet and can be difficult to track down, particularly with the extensive use of PDF documents. As websites are redesigned, important material is already being lost. .Nxt is building an extensive, searchable archive of documents, transcripts, papers, testimonies, letters and other relevant documentation in order to make it easy to track down information quickly and simply.
So whether it is jumping to paragraph 69 of the Tunis Agenda or trying to recall exactly what was said at a public meeting several years ago, our archive will prove invaluable. It will also enable you get up to speed on particular topics as well as pull out what particular groups have said on certain topics. Plus of course all .Nxt articles are findable, providing a valuable contemporary account of events over time.
As well as an archive, .Nxt is also building up a resource of useful information, including facts and figures on the domain name system and the broader Internet. Details of registries, registrars, conference attendees, Internet users, domain names, policy processes and any other relevant data will be put into a database and provided in an easy-to-use format as possible for members.
The aim is to provide you with a single location to find useful information whether for presentations, research, strategy, business development or marketing brochures. All the information you should need can be found in one place and we will provide full information on its origins and reliability.
>> Prioritized content
We review, manage, and distill volumes of information so you don’t have to.
It is a full-time job following the constant workflow and activities of the various Internet organizations. .Nxt will greatly simplify that task by tracking both organization and individual issues, providing updates on what is happening with each, saving you endless hours of review.
As a member, you can distill this down still further by choosing which particular issues or organizations are of most relevance to you. You need never miss a development, meeting or public comment period again. And if you just want to follow what is happening from afar, you can do so in one place.
When it comes to comment periods - a core component of the Internet policy and governance worlds - it is frequently difficult and time-consuming to follow what is being put out for review, its relevance, deadline, and responses provided by others. .Nxt aims to make that whole process 1,000 times easier by providing members with a simple one-click-follow.
You will be informed by email when a new comment period on one of your chosen subjects opens and be given the option to track it. Thereafter each new comment will be summarized and linked to by our staff and emailed, providing you with a simple and effective way of tracking progress.
We will also rate the importance of the comment period and for the most significant comment periods provide context and background material. Note: the one-click comment period is currently under development, we expect it to go live in early 2012.
>> Community interaction
Perspectives and representation across all stakeholders - business, government, technical and civil society.
There are two unique elements to the Internet policy and governance worlds, and .Nxt is dedicated to enhancing both: community and the multi-stakeholder model.
A disparate group from government representatives to civil rights activists to corporate executives self-identify themselves as being in the "Internet community", and .Nxt will work to encourage and strengthen that sense of community. We are working on an extensive contacts database and will link each person to the ongoing work and activities taking place so you can see who is interested in what issues and what they have to say about them.
Wherever possible, .Nxt users will be able and encouraged to share information with others and trade their views and perspectives. So if you want to find an expert in a particular area, or you just want to know who else will be going to the same conference as you, the community aspect of .Nxt will help you find out.
Tied in with this community aspect is the core goal of .Nxt: to strengthen the multi-stakeholder model of decision-making.
We believe that this approach - where all groups are given equal say in the Internet's development - is vital to the future health of the Internet. But we are also realistic about its flaws and pragmatic about its challenges.
In this respect:
- We view the current lack of clear and concise information as the biggest threat to the model
- We believe that every organization touching this field needs to be as accountable and transparent as possible and will actively push to make that the case
- We will seek to represent all views on a given topic or issue to ensure everyone is heard
So if you wish to support and strengthen the multi-stakeholder model, then support .Nxt through your membership.
>> Organizations we follow
We offer insightful, impactful, up-to-date and authoritative information on organizations whose processes frequently appear confusing and opaque to outsiders.
- The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) oversees the Internet’s domain name system and devises policies for the expansion and registration of Internet domain names.
- The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) develops much of the world’s telecommunications standards and is a key inter-governmental forum for discussing the Internet.
- The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) is the international treaty organisation responsible for the protection of global intellectual property.
- The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is an annual forum for governments, business and civil society to discuss Internet governance issues.
- The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) produces valuable data about economic trends and the impact on businesses around the world. Often a thought-leader on new issues and technology.
Are there are others in your organization that could benefit from .Nxt membership? Then consider Silver, Gold and Platinum membership options. They provide not only per-person discounts on membership but also a range of other benefits. Find out more.